Well yesterday was fun huh? We got some interesting news out there, some baseball celebrity sightings here in Philadelphia, and a real head scratcher of a trade rumor that is percolating out of Seattle. To the links!
Here at The Good Phight:
- Justin had a great piece about Mike Trout growing up a Phillies fan and how he had to endure watching his favorite players be sent off, even as he was becoming better than all of them in ability. Dude is such a good writer.
- John Stolnis looked at what acquiring Paul Goldschmidt would mean to the Phillies a little deeper than the reactions we’d usually give.
- Your favorite equine author had another edition of his Ruben Tuesdays, this time looking at
Fausto CarmonaRoberto Hernandez becoming a Phillie under Amaro’s watch.
- Some of your favorite people here at The Good Phight have decided to try and determine which free agents will go where this offseason. It’ll be a contest like no other, with perhaps the greatest reward ever to be given at the end of it.
Other Phillies news:
- The big news of the day was Patrick Corbin was in town as the Phillies made their free agent pitch to the lefty. Justin talks about it here and others have weighed in as well. Don’t get me wrong - I’d love to see him come here. He’d be a solid signing with the team as he wouldn’t have to carry the burden of being a team’s ace if he signs with the Phillies. I just feel like once he gets to the Yankees, he won’t leave that building a free agent any longer.
- In the former Phillies file, Doug Glanville writes for the Athletic ($) about what it’s like for a veteran who is fighting Father Time to go through an offseason as a free agent. This is such a good read by a really talented guy who would probably make a really good announcer for a local TV broadcast.
- Joel Sherman writes about how the Phillies - the PHILLIES - are the team most likely to hold up the free agent market. This is just a wonderful sentence to write.
- You want rumors? We got your rumors right here. Apparently, the Mets and Mariners are talking about a doozy of a deal. By now you’ve probably seen it - the Mets would get Robinson Cano and either Edwin Diaz or Mitch Haniger and the Mariners would get salary relief a top prospect, Jay Bruce as salary ballast, and.....magic beans? Seriously, this is the type of stuff that the commissioner’s office should be looking into, teams openly tanking just to rid themselves of money.
- Speaking of the commissioner, he just announced a new deal with MGM that enters the league into the gambling world. The weirdest thing is how, after months of vociferously fighting about speeding the game up, Rob Manfred now thinks that the slow pace of play might be a good thing for baseball. Sheesh...
Until next time...